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Boys water polo loses to Granada Hills

Boys water polo loses to Granada Hills

December 11

The boys’ water polo season ended in playoffs. The team lost its first playoff game against Granada Hills High, 13-3, Nov. 11. The team’s all-season record, according to maxpreps.com, was two wins, two ties and eight losses. The wins were both against Banning High 8-0 and 17-1, and the ties were both against San Pedro High with scores of 0-0. They lost to Palisades High, Cleveland High, Birmingham,...

Venice High’s Sports Medicine covers 23 teams every year

Venice High’s Sports Medicine covers 23 teams every year

December 11

The Venice High Sports Medicine team is led by certified athletic trainer Kirsten Farrell, with student athletic workers taking care of 400 athletes and 23 sports teams every year. Ms. Farrell teaches sports therapy classes during the day. The sports medicine team is a seventh period class. Student athletic worker Mary Soliman joined the team this year and is in the seventh period class for her...

Varsity Soccer Captains Spotlights

Raul Magallanes, Editor-In-Chief

December 11

Filed under Sports

Varsity girl’s soccer captains Shaina Conliffe and Valeria De La Torre have worked hard to be the student athletes they are today. Del La Torre barely joined the soccer team last season and proved to be a vital player by the start of the 2015 season. Conliffe started playing soccer when she was seven. Her elite skills have gained the Gondos many victories. These two players not only strive to be the best on the field but in class as well. Valeria De La Torre, Defender, #6 1. When did you first start playing soccer? Junior year. 2. What are your strengths and weaknesses? One of my strengths has been...

Venice Football knocked out of playoffs

Venice Football knocked out of playoffs

December 11

The Venice High football team finished their season with a 5-6 overall record, becoming Western League Champions  for the 13th time in 14 years, and making it to the first round of playoffs against Arleta on Nov. 7. The Gondos were defeated by Arleta with the final score of 42-28 A 15-22 loss to Hamilton on Oct. 30 forced the boys to work hard to get the 45-12 win against University at Homecom...

Venice Girls Volleyball Compete in City Finals

Venice Girls Volleyball Compete in City Finals

Joseph Medina, Sports Editor

December 8

Filed under Sports

After defeating Eagle Rock in the semifinals, the Gondo volleyball team was set to play Chatsworth at the Roybal Learning Center on Nov. 21 for the Division II City Section title.

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Water polo

Water polo

December 3

Boy's water polo season comes to an end.

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Cheer and Dance Leaders

Katie Miya, Reporter

November 19

Filed under Sports

“Go Gondos! Go Venice!” scream the girls performing at the late night football games on Fridays. The girls are on the cheer and dance teams at Venice. They’re probably the peppiest girls on campus and have the loudest school spirit. The Venice High cheer and dance team captains are extremely dedicated and they want to turn their teams into strong competitive groups. Cheer Captains Jaelyn Lytle and Maria Mora, and Dance Captain Angie Maximo, are proud of their jobs as captain. They shared some personal perks of being a captain. “This role requires the utmost poise and maturity.” Said Lytle. “We’re...

Girls Varsity Volleyball Team Says  Hello To Playoffs

Girls Varsity Volleyball Team Says Hello To Playoffs

October 27

The Gondolier volleyball team has been playing in league at high speed. The girls have only lost twice in the Western League, but to only one team, Palisades. On the other hand, this group of girls has defeated every other team in the league with very little competition. Venice has twice defeated Fairfax, University, Hamilton, LACES, and Westchester. Venice won all games 3-0. In the Westchester...

Volleyball Captains Aim for Successful Year

Volleyball Captains Aim for Successful Year

October 23

These captains have helped lead their team to a 6-1 record as of Sept 30. These captains show great determination in improving their season and their team.   Questions: When and why did you start playing volleyball? What are your personal goals for the season? What are your hobbies outside of volleyball? Do you plan on playing volleyball in college? Magali Sanchez Cambria Bennett Captain #3 Setter “I started playing when I was ...

Boys Golf Team competes against strong teams

Andrew Selvo, Reporter

June 15

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The boys golf team finished its season with a record of 2-9. They competed in the Western League against teams such as University, Westchester, LACES and Carson, which, according to Coach Kevin Behrendt, are “very strong teams this year,” with University finishing fourth in the City Tournament. “This season was fun because this year’s schools were very competitive,” said junior golfer Tenzing Sherpa. “The boys showed tremendous improvement throughout the season,” said Coach Behrendt. “This year was a building season for the boys. Of our top players, four are either freshman or sophomores.”...

Venice Swimmers Make State Championship for First Time in School History

June 1

Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

For the first time in Venice High School history, the swim team made it to the state championships. Junior diver William Yi, junior swimmer Iris Jacobs and freshman swimmer Alli Hopkins all competed for state championships this year at Clovis West High School in Fresno. “We put our best effort into our races and were rewarded with fantastic performances as a whole,” explained Jacobs. The Gondos finished sixth in the LA City Section overall for both boys and girls as they put up exceptional times. Jacobs was the best in the city in the 100-yard butterfly stroke event with a time of 1:01.84. Hopkins finished second...

Track has finally come to an End

Jacob Jimenez, Asst. Entertainment Editor

May 29

Filed under Sports

Track and field season is at an end with a record of 14-15, but some individuals are already practicing for next season. The coach is trying different methods of training to make the team better and faster. Coach Vidal Sandoval hopes to take students to Mammoth Lakes during the summer to train at different elevations and get a good workout. The coach and runners believe that the team’s overall record could have been better. However Coach Sandoval has high hopes for next year. “My two best runners are a 10th grader and a 11th grader, so we have replacements for the seniors that are leaving this year,” he said...

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